Natural Glowing Makeup Tutorial + Gressa Skin Review


Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation:
I'm super picky when it comes to foundation. It takes me a truck load of confidence in a product to cover my entire face with it, so every time I try out a new one I have a twinge of hesitancy and my cleanser sitting faithfully nearby ready for a emergency removal. 
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When I first applied the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation, I was in awe of how light it felt on my skin. I brushed it on using my Gressa Air Focus Foundation Brush (vegan) and didn't want to stop swirling it around on my skin as both the brush and the foundation felt so silky soft! 
Gressa Skin Foundation Review
The ingredients gave me confidence from the get go, as most of them are long time skincare favorites of mine, from the Brocolli Seed Oil, to the Neem and Horsetail Extract. There's no fillers, no toxic nasties, just pure skin loving goodness. 
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The  Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation has a runny consistency. I place 3 drops on the back of my hand and pick up the product with my brush. This provides me with a lovely natural layer of foundation that evens out my skin, reduces any redness, covers any small spots, brightens any areas that need a bit more life, and still allows my natural complexion to be on display, just more airbrushed and even, my skin but better! 

The lasting quality is wonderful - it looks just as good at the end of a long day as it does when I first apply it. That's even after a 75 minute hot yoga session! 
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I use shade #3 which is described on the Gressa site as being light / medium for olive skins with slightly warmer undertones, which is a good description of my own skin tone. As it's winter time here in Australia my skin is lighter than usual and #3 is ever so slightly darker than my natural skin tone, so if I continue to become paler (sob!) then I think I will give the 2.5 a go and maybe mix it with the #3.
I can imagine in summer time when I have more of a bronze glow that #3 or even 3.5 will be perfect! That said, I'm actually liking that #3 offers me a touch more colour and it blends out over my neck beautifully to match it with the darker skin on my body, so it will no doubt see me through the rest of the winter no worries. 

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There is no discernible scent to the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation, perhaps a slight earthy natural scent. I LOVE when a cosmetics brand doesn't feel the need to mask natural earthy scents with fragrance.

I think that this obsession to have 'nice' smelling cosmetic products comes from years of social conditioning by using toxic mainstream items that care more about the packaging and artificial 'pleasantries' than our skin.

I much prefer pure unadulterated products that love my skin. If I want to smell nice, I'll wear a natural perfume. End of rant. :) That said, the Gressa foundation has little if no detectable scent, which suits me to a tee! 

Gressa Skin Illuminating Serum
When I first saw pictures of this illuminator online, I wasn't sure how it would sit over foundation. As I swiped it over my cheek bones for the first time I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't effect the foundation underneath at all, complementing the already the smooth airbrush look with an etherial glow that seems lit from within. 

Gressa Skin Illuminating serum review tutorial
The Illuminating Serum contains a very similar list of skin loving ingredients as the foundation with decadently nourishing oils such as Seabuckthorn (one of my all-time favourite oils), Broccoli Seed Oil, Elder Flower and Bitter Lemon. 

Gressa Skin Illuminating Serum Review Swatch
It gives a smooth sheer opalescent glow to the skin, without any glitter or tacky looking shimmer. I don't have any issue with it settling into fine lines or enhancing pores. Instead it gives the same airbrush glowy effect as the foundation. 

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Gressa Skin Lip Boost in Bare 
I was excited to try the lip boost as it seemed to fit my up until now - 'unfulfilled desire' to have an opaque lip finish with the nourishment and shine of a balm and the staying power and coverage of a lipstick. This Gressa Lip Boost managed to deliver that seemingly lofty wish beautifully! 

Don't be fooled that this little pot is filled with a soft gloss like texture, because it is actually quite firm to the touch. Once it hits the warmth of the lips it seems to melt and smooth out beautifully. So far I have only applied it with my finger, however I've heard that it applies well with a lip brush also. 

The ingredients as per usual for Gressa are nourishing and pure, Castor Oil, Mango Butter, Shea Butter and Seabuckthorn oil are amongst some of the ingredients that gives the lips a soft moist pillowy effect. 

The shade Bare is a gorgeous nude 'your lips but better' shade. It looks slightly pinker than it actually is in my video. You can see the actual colour in the image below and they have some great swatches on the Gressa website. 

Gressa Skin Lip Boost in Bare review swatch
All in all I'm hugely impressed with the Gressa Skin products I've tried so far. They tick all the boxes for me being 100% natural, cruelty free and they deliver above and beyond when it comes to qaulity and finish. 

I'm really looking forward to trying out some more of the Gressa Skin range and will be sure to share further info and pics as soon as I do. If there's a particular item from their range that you would like me to review, be sure to let me know. 

I would love to hear if you have used any of the Gressa Skin line? If so what did you think? 

Emily x  Gressa Skin review foundation, illuminator lip boost bare